I was having a look over Afet's wish list thread, and got a bit inspired and decided to see what I could come up with. This is the first one nearly finished, and is my response to his 'evil mage' request. As such, I'm colouring him with largely dark, muted colours, but I imagine with a lighter pallette and a couple of tweaks he could quite easily serve as a magic-user of some other kind (although he'd still look pretty grim regardless).
I've got a couple of others on the way, including a half-dragon warrior (which could again quite easily double, probably as a demon of some sort) and a blacksmith (with anvil, of course).
He's almost ready; he pretty much just needs some shade and highlight, and maybe a little texturing.
Very nice! And now you see how nice capes are, makes the rear views so much easier.
For shading, what I have started doing is creating a new layer. Set it to MULTIPLY, then use an airbrush and add your shading, don't worry about being perfect, and use as large of a brush size as you can ,this will give softer shadows. Also ,set the brush to 50% OPACITY so it takes several strokes to turn it black. Once your done painting, use a hard edged erasure and clean up all the edges. do this before adding the thick outline, this way you don't have to be perfect. The set the whole layer to 70% opacity. You can also mess around with the different transparency modes to see what looks cool, but this will darken the color underneath.
I hope that made sense, don't ask me any specific questions about the exact tools or anything because the actual software is not important, all photo editors and painter use these tools.
Most of all, experiment and see what looks cool. JIM
Really? I thought he looked okay when I test printed him, although he could possibly do with a little more colour to his skin. Is yours looking washed out in general, or would you suggest particular areas that need beefing up?
Vermin King: Not the style you are looking for, but try a search for 'paper theatre' or 'paper theater', and you will find a few pages of epinal figures. Not many, but I know there are a few
May 14, 2019 5:08:58 GMT -9
shep: Does anyone know where to find decent individual minis of late Roman Republic era civilians? From senator to slave, every mini would be great, as long as they are not legionaires or generals or other military (Praetorian Guard and Roman Vigiles excluded)
May 14, 2019 4:20:32 GMT -9
wyvern: Nah, just rewatched the 1931 Universal "Dracula" movies (the Lugosi one and the Spanish version)
May 1, 2019 12:20:34 GMT -9
Vermin King: did you do your bonfire?
Apr 30, 2019 10:08:38 GMT -9
woosh: also, where can i find cool ships and mechs? im looking particularly for any spider tanks or spider mechs. ive seen the site with all the mechwarrior papercrafts and ive made a couple of those but none of them are especially spider-like
Apr 7, 2019 12:38:49 GMT -9
woosh: ebbles sent me here when i asked about his ud41 utility dropship, and that hed seen a mod that had 4 engines, which id like to try
Apr 7, 2019 12:37:22 GMT -9
woosh: i was typing up a thread and it said it was too big. soooo whatever
Apr 7, 2019 12:36:03 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sorry, long day yesterday ...
Apr 7, 2019 4:37:09 GMT -9
woosh: is anyone currently online?
Apr 6, 2019 19:10:30 GMT -9
woosh: hello! i am new. im currently typing up a thread in the 'say hi' forum
Apr 6, 2019 19:09:52 GMT -9
okumarts: ANYONE can do it!
Apr 2, 2019 9:46:48 GMT -9
chiefasaur: Sweet tutorial! Now I know how to make paper minis ;P
Apr 1, 2019 19:15:04 GMT -9
oldschooldm: Yup. More power to anyone who tries it. It will only whet the appetite for people who want paper minis that were designed to be paper minis. :-) Fronts and Backs FOREVER! :-) [... it's bait, don't bite it! ... ]
Mar 25, 2019 8:13:22 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Now I have seen it. It doesn't advance our hobby, but anyone with half a brain who wanted 2nd rate figures could easily figure this out for themselves so I guess he isn't doing any harm.
Mar 19, 2019 17:53:59 GMT -9